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Congress is currently reviewing a number of Medicare proposals, and your continued advocacy on this issue is needed to keep it top of mind for your Representative during these discussions.
Many with Parkinson’s disease use physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy services to maintain their quality of life and independence. Unfortunately, Medicare limits or “caps” the amount it will pay for these therapy services in a calendar year. The cap on therapy services places an undue burden on many individuals with Parkinson’s and other diseases whose annual costs for these services exceed the cap.
While PAN works every year to ensure Congress passes an exception to the cap, a permanent solution is needed to ensure people with Parkinson’s and other diseases will never be denied medically necessary therapy services. That is why PAN supports the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2013, which would repeal the Medicare therapy caps. Please contact your Member of Congress and ask him/her to co-sponsor the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2013 (H.R. 713/S. 367).
P.S. – Have questions about the therapy cap or exceptions process? Contact Catherine Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-4101 ext. 101.
Date originally posted: August 1, 2013.